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08/06/2018 13:52 SAST | Updated 08/06/2018 17:36 SAST

Anthony Bourdain, Chef And CNN Host, Dead At 61

The celebrity chef and TV host has died in a reported suicide.

Anthony Bourdain attends the 2018 Women In The World Summit at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on April 12, 2018 in New York City.
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Anthony Bourdain attends the 2018 Women In The World Summit at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on April 12, 2018 in New York City.

Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's "Parts Unknown," chef, restaurateur and author, has died at the age of 61, the network said Friday.

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," CNN said in a statement. "His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time."

The cause was suicide, CNN said.

According to CNN, he was in France working on a "Parts Unknown" episode when a friend found him unresponsive on Friday morning.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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